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Culturally Competent Rehabilitation Presentation

“What is Culturally Competent Rehabilitation?”

The course objectives were to have participants become aware of disparities in rehabilitation outcomes that are NOT related to differences in the frequency of certain acquired brain injuries. 

The talk is based on the well-studied concepts introduced by Sue and Sue (2003) indicating that therapy-professionals, like all humans,

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Mini Horse Therapy

What's little, cute, likes hay and people with brain injuries? Miniature horses trained for rehabilitation therapy! Mini horse therapy is a fun, very popular treatment that residents at Pate's Brinlee Creek ranch look forward to each month. These tiny horses (from 29" to about 38") may be small, but their hearts are enormous. While miniature [...]
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Gait Training Course

After a brain injury or stroke, one common side effect is difficulty walking. Gait issues can include balance deficits, decreased strength, visual impairments, and altered proprioception (sensing the position, orientation, and movement of the body and its parts), which makes navigating uneven surfaces very challenging.  Pate has many advanced technologies to improve walking skills. One [...]

Loving the Road is Dangerous

Pate graduate Ben Cooper has resumed his life after rehabilitation for a brain injury he sustained while riding his motorcycle (and he was wearing a helmet). During rehab he wrote the following academic style essay as part of his treatment so he could return to college.

We asked if he’d share what he wrote for people who are just beginning the path to recovery.

Book Club for Brain Injury

What if you couldn't couldn't read this page or enjoy a newspaper or a book? For some people with a severe brain injury, that can be reality during rehabilitation and beyond. A book club for brain injury offer a way to provide the joy of reading. Because some of our patients have not recovered reading [...]